"If you want to see something happening right now that happened here two hundred million years ago, you can see it all in Nevada." - John McPhee, Basin and Range

Recreation

CampingThe Basin and Range region is wild and remote country with high peaks, unspoiled valleys, and grand views. Open to everyone, these lands are yours to explore in your own way. Whether you’re a hiker or a sportsman, a scientist or a conservationist, the region offer a myriad of opportunities to experience our shared heritage.

Many areas in this region do not have any designated trails or other amenities. However, the area is open to the public for nature study, technical rock climbing, rock scrambling, hiking, mountain biking, birding, horseback riding, backpacking, and camping. Hunting is also allowed.

  • Leviathan caveThe Worthington Mountains Wilderness allows for solitude, whether you are tucked in a cave, or are hiking up one of the drainages.
  • The Mt. Irish Petroglyph Site is an incredible place to hike and view thousands of rock art areas. View a trail guide.
  • The opportunities in Leviathan Cave are extraordinary with its huge entrance (large enough to land a military helicopter in!), cave formations, enormous chambers, narrow constricted passageways, and large ice formations during winter and spring months.

More places to explore within the monument are available at birdandhike.com along with trail maps!

 

Tips for Safe Enjoyment

No Cell Phone Reception

There is no cell phone reception within the monument. For your safety have downloaded or printed maps when exploring the area. Your phone GPS will likely NOT work.

Tips for your Vehicle

Although some dirt roads are graded, an all-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Be sure to bring a full tank and some extra gasoline and tires. The terrain is rough and roads are not yet well marked.

Finally, Come Prepared

You will be visiting a remote desert. Make sure to bring plenty of water and the appropriate gear (i.e. a hat, sunscreen, flashlight, sunglasses, extra clothing layers).

More “Know Before You Go” information from Lincoln County.

Gas

Alamo

Great Basin Foods – 1 Broadway Street – (775) 725-3341

Ash Springs

R Place – (775) 725-3545

Caliente

Jerry’s Services -880 Front St – (775) 726-3189

Panaca

The Y –  3 US-93 – (775) 728-4462

Pioche

Tillies Mini Mart – 704 Main St – (775) 962-5205

A&B Services – 27 Lacour St – (775) 962-5822

 

Food

Alamo

Carlos’ Restaurant – 2901 Buckhorn Ranch Rd – (775) 725-3909

Windmill Ridge – 2111 Windmill Circle – (775) 725-3685

Caliente

Brandin’ Iron – 185 Clover St – (775) 726-3164

Knotty Pine Restaurant – 690 Front St – (775) 726-3767

Pioneer Pizza – N Spring St – (775) 726-3300

Pioche

Silver Cafe – 97 Main St – (775) 962-5124

Rachel

Little A’le’INN –  1 Old Mill Rd – (775) 729-2515

 

Lodging, RV Parks and Resorts

Alamo

Alamo Inn – 300 US-93- (775) 725-3371

A Cowboys Dream – 95 Hand Me Down Road – (775) 725-3500

Sunset View Inn – 1144 US-93 – (775) 725-3843

Windmill Ridge – 2111 Windmill Circle – (775) 725-3685

Picketts RV Park – 115 Broadway Street – (775) 725-3300

Ash Springs

R Place – (775) 725-3545

Caliente

Midway Motel – 281 Osborne St – (775) 726-3199

The Shady Motel – 430 Front St – (775) 726-3106

Agua Caliente MHP –  1000 N Spring St – (775) 726-3399

Young’s RV Park – 1350 Front St – (775) 726-3418

Panaca

Pine Tree Inn & Bakery – 412 North Third Street – (775) 728-4675

Cathedral Gorge Inn

Pioche

Overland Hotel & Saloon – 662 Main St – (775) 962-5895

Hutchings Motel – 411 Lacour St – (775) 962-2853

Mother Lode Motel – 378 Lacour St – (775) 962-5159

Eagle Valley Resort – NV-322 – (775) 962-5293

Roll Inn RV Park – 387 Main St – (775) 962-5735